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Elevating Recruitment with a Personal Touch: Prioritising People in the Process

At Involved, a global recruitment consultancy, we are committed to our core principle of "Empowering People First." In today's digital age, where technology often dominates the recruitment landscape, we believe in the enduring value of the personal touch. In this blog, we explore the importance of human connection in recruitment and how prioritising people-centric approaches can enhance the overall experience for both candidates and organisations. 

While technological advancements have revolutionised recruitment processes, the human element remains irreplaceable. From the initial engagement to onboarding and beyond, the personal touch plays a pivotal role in building trust, rapport, and meaningful connections with candidates.

Personalisation goes beyond addressing candidates by their names; it involves tailoring interactions, communications, and experiences to meet individual preferences, needs, and aspirations. By taking the time to understand candidates' backgrounds, career goals, and motivations, recruiters can forge deeper connections and foster a sense of belonging and appreciation.

Recruitment is ultimately about building relationships based on trust, transparency, and mutual respect. Genuine interactions, empathetic listening, and honest communication lay the foundation for meaningful connections that endure beyond the recruitment process. Candidates who feel valued and understood are more likely to engage positively with the organisation and become brand advocates.

Empowering Candidates with Support and Guidance: Beyond matching candidates with job opportunities, recruiters have a responsibility to empower candidates with the support and guidance they need to make informed decisions about their careers. Whether it's providing feedback, offering career advice, or assisting with interview preparation, the personal touch can make a significant difference in candidates' professional journeys.

Strategies for Incorporating the Personal Touch:

  • Tailored Communication: Personalise communication with candidates by addressing their specific interests, experiences, and career aspirations. Avoid generic messages and instead craft personalised emails, calls, and interactions that resonate with individual candidates.
  • Active Listening: Practice active listening during conversations with candidates to understand their needs, concerns, and expectations fully. Demonstrate empathy, ask thoughtful questions, and show genuine interest in their experiences and goals.
  • Relationship Building: Focus on building long-term relationships with candidates based on trust, respect, and authenticity. Keep in touch with candidates even after the recruitment process ends, providing support and guidance as they navigate their careers.
  • Thoughtful Follow-Up: Follow up with candidates promptly and thoughtfully, acknowledging their contributions and providing constructive feedback. Show appreciation for their time and effort, regardless of the outcome, and maintain open lines of communication for future opportunities.
  • Continuous Improvement: Regularly evaluate recruitment processes and practices to identify opportunities for enhancing the personal touch. Solicit feedback from candidates and internal stakeholders to implement changes that improve candidate experience and overall recruitment outcomes.

In a digital world where automation and technology abound, the personal touch remains a vital aspect of recruitment. By prioritising human connection, personalisation, and relationship-building, recruiters can create positive experiences that resonate with candidates and organisations alike. At Involved, we are committed to empowering people first and incorporating the personal touch into every aspect of the recruitment process. Let us work together to create meaningful connections and foster success for candidates and organisations alike.